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Six Thinking Hats

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In this presentation, you will learn how to use The Six Thinking Hats to help facilitate Feedback sessions, Brainstorming Meetings, and/or other creative activities

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Six Thinking Hats

  1. 1. por Itamar Medeiros @designative http://www.linkedin.com/in/designative Designing Interactions 2013-2: DISCOVERY MODE
  2. 2. { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Introduction » Welcome Designing Interactions: Welcome! My name is Itamar Medeiros http://www.designative.info/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/designative/ medeiros.itamar@gmail.com @designative
  3. 3. { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Introduction » Learning Objectives and Outline Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats Learning Outcomes §  You will learn how to use The Six Thinking Hats to help facilitate Feedback / Brainstorming Meetings Class Outline §  Edward De Bono’s Lateral Thinking §  A Brainstorming Framework §  Moderating Brainstorming Sessions §  Exercise
  4. 4. Introduction: Collect / Create / Relate / Donate Collect Learn from previous experiences ! Relate Consult with peers and mentors " # $ Create Explore, compose, and evaluate possible solutions Donate Disseminating results Shneiderman, B. (February 1999), Creating Creativity for Everyone: User Interfaces for Supporting Innovation, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 7, 1 (March 2000), 114-138. { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Introduction » Collect / Create / Relate / Donate
  5. 5. { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Edward De Bono Six Thinking Hats: Edwards De Bono Created several thinking Tools, such as Six Thinking Hats1, Lateral Thinking2 and Power of Perception3 Thinking Tools 1.  de Bono, E. (1985). Six Thinking Hats, Back Bay Books; 2 edition (August 18, 1999). 2.  de Bono, E., (2015). Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step, Harper Colophon; Reissue edition (February 24, 2015) 3.  de Bono Consulting, (2009). “Power of Perception”, http://www.debonoconsulting.com/images/power-of-perception.pdf retrieved Oct 11th, 2010
  6. 6. De Bono, E, (1999), Six Thinking Hats, Back Bay Books; 2 edition (August 18, 1999)
  7. 7. This system is a simple and practical way to enable the team to become more objective when viewing ideas or problems; { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » A Brainstorming Framework Six Thinking Hats: A Brainstorming Framework
  8. 8. This enables the team to looking at what could be rather than what is. Six Thinking Hats: A Brainstorming Framework { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » A Brainstorming Framework
  9. 9. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions The value system of each hat needs to be promoted and this should be covered early in the session/meeting you’re planning to conduct using this framework, so that participants become more open to suggestion and feel positive about any feedback they receive/give
  10. 10. Overview or process control Logical and positive Why will it work? Who will it benefit? Objective facts and figures What is needed? How can it be found? Intuition, feelings and emotions Creativity, alternatives, provocations Judgement, caution, negative views, weak points Blue: Summarise Yellow: Benefits White: Facts Red: Gut Feelings Green: Idea Generation Black: Drawbacks
  11. 11. Blue Hat Moderation
  12. 12. Red Hat Gut Feelings
  13. 13. Red Hat Emotions & Feelings
  14. 14. Red Hat The Place for Emotions in Thinking
  15. 15. Red Hat Intuition and Hunches
  16. 16. Red Hat No need to justify
  17. 17. Red Hat How to I feel about this matter?
  18. 18. White Hat facts
  19. 19. White Hat What information do we have?
  20. 20. White Hat What information do we need?
  21. 21. White Hat What information is missing?
  22. 22. White Hat What questions do we need to ask?
  23. 23. White Hat How are we going to get the information we need?
  24. 24. Green Hat Creativity, alternatives, Provocations
  25. 25. Green Hat New Ideas, new concepts and new percep0ons
  26. 26. Green Hat The logic of the absurd
  27. 27. Green Hat Movement instead of Judgement
  28. 28. Black Hat Drawbacks
  29. 29. Black Hat Cautious and Careful
  30. 30. Black Hat Pointing out difficulties and problems
  31. 31. Black Hat The Past and the Future
  32. 32. Black Hat The Problem with Overuse
  33. 33. Black Hat Should we proceed with this idea?
  34. 34. Yellow Hat Focus on benefits
  35. 35. Yellow Hat Speculative-Positive
  36. 36. Yellow Hat From hopeful to logical
  37. 37. Yellow Hat Reasons for optimism
  38. 38. Yellow Hat Making things happens
  39. 39. Blue Hat Moderation
  40. 40. An example how to use the Six Thinking Hats would be to moderate a feedback / design review session: §  Typically a project review or feedback session will begin with an extended blue hat action, as everyone gets “on the same page” creating a shared vision of the issue being addressed. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions
  41. 41. An example of how to use the Six Thinking Hats would be to moderate a feedback / design review session: §  The discussion may then move to red hat thinking in order to collect opinions and reactions to the problem. This phase may also be used to develop constraints for the actual solution, such as, who will be affected by the problem and/or solutions. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions
  42. 42. An example of how to use the Six Thinking Hats would be to moderate a feedback / design review session: §  Next the discussion may move to the yellow then green hat in order to generate ideas and possible solutions. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions
  43. 43. An example of how to use the Six Thinking Hats would be to moderate a feedback / design review session: §  Next the discussion may move between white hat thinking as part of developing information and black hat thinking to develop criticisms of the solution set. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions
  44. 44. An example of how to use the Six Thinking Hats would be to moderate a feedback / design review session: §  Then, at the end of the session, finally back to the blue hat, to summarize what has been discussed. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions
  45. 45. Overview or process control Logical and positive Why will it work? Who will it benefit? Objective facts and figures What is needed? How can it be found? Intuition, feelings and emotions Creativity, alternatives, provocations Judgement, caution, negative views, weak points Blue: Summarise Yellow: Benefits White: Facts Red: Gut Feelings Green: Idea Generation Black: Drawbacks
  46. 46. Use each hat for a few minutes at a time only, except the red hat which is limited to a very short 30 seconds, or so, to ensure that it is an instinctive gut reaction, rather than a form of judgments. Six Thinking Hats: Moderating Brainstorming Sessions { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Collect » Moderating Brainstorming Sessions
  47. 47. Overview or process control Logical and positive Why will it work? Who will it benefit? Objective facts and figures What is needed? How can it be found? Intuition, feelings and emotions Creativity, alternatives, provocations Judgement, caution, negative views, weak points Blue: Summarise Yellow: Benefits White: Facts Red: Gut Feelings Green: Idea Generation Black: Drawbacks
  48. 48. If you have questions about how to run a meeting using The Six Thinking Hats framework, feel free to contact me at: Itamar Medeiros http://www.designative.info/ http://twitter.com/designative medeiros.itamar@gmail.com { Designing Interactions: Six Thinking Hats } Youareat: Donate » Disseminating Results Donate: Disseminating Results

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